• AMBER ALERT: Luvell Maurice Dukes

    by  • May 31, 2013

    The Bel Nor Police Department issued an Amber Alert for an 8-year-old boy abducted Thursday from school. suspected of taking Luvell Maurice Dukes.  Chief Scott Ford said Harrell went to the boy’s school with a fake birth certificate to pick up the child. Ford said the boy’s father has no relationship with the child. The name...

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    BREAKING: Murray resolution approved in the House

    by  • May 31, 2013

    A resolution calling for a complete halt to the closure of the Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia was adopted by a large margin in the House this afternoon. Filed by State Rep. Charlie Meier, an Okawville republican, the measure calls upon Gov. Pat Quinn to stop the closure of the Murray Center and...

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    Man drowns at Forbes Lake

    by  • May 31, 2013

    A 21-year-old Fairfield man has drowned at Forbes State Park near Omega. According to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon, Damon garrison was swimming with friends in the beach area of the lake around two Thursday afternoon when he became exhausted and went under. Garrison’s friends attempted to keep him above the water, but were...

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    Illinois Senate rejects House pension-reform bill

    by  • May 30, 2013

    (AP) — The Illinois Senate has rejected a plan pushed by the House to solve the state’s pension crisis. The proposal pushed by House Speaker Michael Madigan failed Thursday evening, with 16 voting “yes” and 42 voting “no.” The vote left lawmakers without a solution to the pension issue with only one day left...

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    Quinn to get online voter registration bill

    by  • May 30, 2013

    (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have adopted a plan to allow registering to vote online. The House voted 66-49 Thursday in favor of permitting registration through the Illinois State Board of Elections’ website. The idea was endorsed by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in his State of the State address. He said in a statement it...

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